Friday, May 03, 2013 Bundle Patch for OBIEE Now Available

Earlier in the week the latest bundle patch for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition - - became available to Oracle customers on the My Oracle Support portal. "This patchset is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition,,, BP1,,,,,, and"
  1. Oracle Business Intelligence Installer: Tracking Bug 16504136
  2. Oracle Real Time Decisions: Tracking Bug 16504143
  3. Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: Tracking Bug 16504148
  4. Oracle Business Intelligence ADF Components: Tracking Bug 16504154
  5. EPM Components Installed from BI Installer Tracking Bug 16504156
  6. Oracle Business Intelligence: Tracking Bug: 16427939
  7. Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Client Installers and MapViewer: Tracking Bug 16504161
You can search for this patchset on the My Oracle Support portal by using the "Recommended Patch Advisor" and selecting "Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition" from the "Product" dropdown and "" from the "Release" dropdown. 

This will lead to the search results page listing all the available patches available.

Why are bundle patches recommended? They are recommended because these are a collection of critical bug fixes for a product or specific products. These patches can sometimes also contain minor enhancements as well as security updates. These patches undergo a rigorous set of tests before they are released for consumption by customers. Furthermore, these bundle patches are cumulative in nature, which means a bundle patch contains the contents of previous bundle patches that have been released. 

As always, you should carefully go over the documentation accompanying the bundle patch and come to a considered decision on applying the patch.

Thank you,
Abhinav, 3 May 2013